Since the shocking news of his split from wife of 19 years, Gwen, broke less than 24 hours ago, Chris Harrison has been pretty hush... until now.

The Bachelor/ette/Pad super host tweeted out his first statement since the couple’s joint statement via People on Twitter, keeping it positive, classy, and straight to the point (which, as most Bachelor fans know, is always the Chris Harrison way). Tweeted the Rosemaster:

Gwen & I thank you for all the support. Nothing but love & respect between us & as always our priority is our kids

Some of the folks in Bachelor Nation has already expressed their sadness over the news, but Chris’ other priority, filming Season 8 of The Bachelorette, is keeping him busy during this tremendous life change.

And while he usually makes the media rounds before and after a season premieres, it’ll be interesting to see how ABC will change up (if at all) Chris’ promoting duties as the May 14 kick-off of Emily Maynard’s season draws near.  It might be hard for an interviewer to ignore the elephant in the room as the Rosemaster discusses Em’s romantic journey, eh?

Source: Twitter

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